Connecticut-born saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Ingala has meanwhile risen to superstardom in the smooth jazz scene. So he has joined Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum, and Mindi Abair, on the latest Summer Horns Tour. His newest album Fire & Desire will hit the market like a comet on September 17, 2021.
On the new project Vincent flexes his instrumental muscles as he plays everything from saxophones and keyboards to drums, guitar and bass. He also produced, recorded and mixed the album, as well as composed all of the songs with the exception of Jimmy Roach’s Disco Sax.
The album opens with the infectious and finger-snapping Shadow Dancer deeply influenced by the Eurodance project Snap! and Paul Hardcastle's Jazzmasters serials. Could This Be Real allures with full-bodied charm, a sweetie for the ladies.
With the all-embracing On The Move we approach the next head bopper and foot stomper, a melody that quickly solidifies in the mind and could accompany us for weeks. This Or That Vincent asks coquettishly. A fluid groove for young and old.
Disco Sax brings back a childhood memory, as Vincent explains in a throwback to his father, who bought this song back in the day and played it over and over. Ridin' The Wave is inspired by Ronny Jordan's After Hours spinning the idea further with character and swagger.
Hypnotic State is the aptly title of this percussion driven and dance-ready flow. Turkey Strut is another high-kicking rave, that does not let you sit still on the chair. Aftermath has just the right portion of atmosphere to smoothly ride the coastline.
Listening to the title song I wholeheartedly admit that Vincent is the Leonardo da Vinci of multi-instrumentalists. He cannot just play every instrument but masters it to ultimate perfection. What a treat!
Vincent Ingala's album Fire & Desire is full of good vibes and immediate appeal. He has a keen sense of captivating grooves that never lets him down on any track.